Poverty and fruit tree research

Abstract

This paper was commissioned to assist DFID's Forestry Research Programme with the targeting of its tree fruit research activities, to maximise the poverty reduction benefits for forest-dependent people. The terms of reference required the paper to assess whether FRP might achive a greater impact on sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction through research into:
(a) domestication of indigenous fruit trees in developing countries, or

(b) reducing the barriers which prevent poor people from participating in conventional tropical tree fruit (e.g. citrus, cocoa, mango, papaya) marketing systems.

The paper takes the form of a literature review and discussions with key informants.

Citation

FRP Issues and Options Paper No. 6, Forestry Research Programme, 70 pp,

Poverty and fruit tree research

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